ASX: Delayed Start, Early Finish

The Australian Share Market lost some ground during a day plagued by technical glitches that delayed the market open and eventually forced a premature end to equities trading.

The All Ordinaries was down three points when the halt came, the result of repeated technical problems that forced the cancellation of some transactions and narrowed trade of the full market to a window of less than an hour.

The share market didn't kick off until 1130AEST, and hour and a half after it was due to open. Then, at 1537 AEST was closed prematurely.

The interrupted trade throughout the day kept values and volume pretty quiet overall today.